Concentration camp movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant concentration camp movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, captivating and emotional films and TV shows about / with world war two, concentration camp, nazi, holocaust, jewish, war, wartime life, death, survival and genocide plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as concentration camp: Life Is Beautiful (1997), Out of the Ashes (2003), The Auschwitz Report (2021), The Devil's Arithmetic (1999), Remembrance (2011), Fateless (2005), Dara of Jasenovac (2020), Escape from Sobibor (1987), The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008).

List of concentration camp movies

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, nazi, human spirit, life & death, life philosophy, nazism, survival, fascism, love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, poland, tuscany
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Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, wartime life, holocaust survivor, world war two, human spirit, auschwitz, life is a bitch, starting over, anti semitism, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
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The Auschwitz Report (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This is the true story of Freddy and Walter – two young Slovak Jews, who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942. On 10 April 1944, after meticulous planning and with the help and the resilience of their inmates, they manage to escape. While the ...
Style: disturbing, tense
Plot: concentration camp, nazi, nazi occupation, world war two, male nudity, wartime life, suspense, nazism, wartime, jewish, war violence, prisoner of war camp ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, central europe
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, jewish, world war two, war, nazi occupation, anti semitism, human spirit, against humanity, hopes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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Remembrance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hannah, a young Jewish girl, is rescued from a concentration camp by her Polish boyfriend, and believes he died after their perilous escape. More than 30 years later, the married Hannah faces an emotional crisis when she learns he's alive.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, life is a bitch, war, against the odds, love affair, on the run, wartime life, couple relations, couples, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, germany, poland
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Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: sincere, serious, disturbing, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, nazi, survival, youth, life is a bitch, orthodox jew, confined, estrangement, self discovery, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: hungary, germany, eastern europe, europe, slovakia ...
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Dara of Jasenovac (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Serbia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During the Nazi-occupied Ustasha regime "NDH" in former Yugoslavia during WWII, little girl Dara is sent to the concentration camp complex Jasenovac in Croatia also known as "Balkan's Auschwitz".
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, touching
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, jewish, hospital, execution, suspense, war, prison, starving child, sex in car, mass murder, desperation ...
Place: germany, croatia
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, pow, escape, war, against humanity, genocide, military, captivity, prison, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazi, world war two, nazism, nazi occupation, slave labor, spanish civil war, forced prostitution, concentration camp survivor, nazi war criminal, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1944, year 1945
Place: spain, germany, central europe
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, war, jewish, childhood, friendship, nazi, children, military, gas chamber, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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Werewolf (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Poland, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Summer of 1945. A temporary orphanage is established in an abandoned palace surrounded by forests for the eight children liberated from the Gross-Rosen camp. Hanka, also a former inmate, becomes their guardian. After the atrocities of the camp, the ...
Style: disturbing, scary, thought provoking, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, survival, dog, teenager, bully, metamorphosis, escape, escape attempt, coming of age, teenage girl ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, central europe
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, brutality, against humanity, wartime, racism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, brutal, bleak, harsh, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, jewish, war, world war two, counterfeit money, nazi germany, survival, german, forgery, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, holocaust survivor, jewish, world war two, german occupation, injustice, against humanity, genocide, occupation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, vichy, europe, germany
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The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, uncover truth, undercover, hidden identity, life is a bitch, survival, moral dilemma, forbidden love ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1944
Place: germany, hungary, switzerland, europe
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Prisoners of Auschwitz (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Arnost Lustig was one of the world's most renowned literary authors of our times. Lustig's novel 'A girl from Antwerp' upon which our film Colette is based, draws on the author's personal Nazi Concentration Camp experience ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, touching
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, prisoner, doctor, execution, sex scene, love and romance, couples, auschwitz, society, girl ...
Time: 1940s
Place: prague, canada, central europe
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Persian Lessons (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Belarus
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Occupied France, 1942. Gilles is arrested by SS soldiers alongside other Jews and sent to a camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids sudden execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but Gilles ...
Style: captivating
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, military, jewish, german soldier, wartime life, soldier, lie, con trick, wartime, historical event, white lie ...
Time: year 1942, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
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God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, atrocity, genocide, legal, debate, injustice, war crime, human nature, human spirit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, israel, germany
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My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, friendship, military, friends, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, soldier, wartime life, holocaust, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, austria
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The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: depressing, disturbing, bleak, factual, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, concentration camp, war, redemption, anti semitism, jewish, nazi germany, rebellion, moral ambiguity, tragedy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, post world war two
Place: germany, poland, europe, israel, budapest
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Auschwitz (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Auschwitz is a hard-hitting war film which shows life as it really was at the death camp.
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, realistic, rough ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, anti semitism, mass murder, against humanity, strong violent content, life is a bitch, postmodernism, society, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
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Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, defiant, family relations, war, life is a bitch, confined, spy, nazi, betrayal, diplomacy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1980, year 1957 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest, new york, switzerland ...
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: political, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, genocide, priest, politics, christian, conscience, ss, nazi, war, concentration camp, pope ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 1930s, 20th century
Place: vatican, germany, rome italy, poland, czechoslovakia ...
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Death in Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Death in Love is a psychosexual-thriller about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi German concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, dysfunctional family, concentration camp, memory, cruelty, erotica, parents and children, jewish, haunted by the past, holocaust, nazi, experiment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s
Place: new york, germany, europe, usa
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Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
TV show
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, nazi, ss officer, jewish, love, fictional history, world war, intrigue, german history, wartime ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1938 ...
Place: poland, germany, berlin germany, europe
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: sad, depressing, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, against humanity, concentration camp, mental illness, nazi, wartime life, tragedy, relationships, loneliness, obsession, writers ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, controversial, disturbing ...
Audience: adult
Plot: world war two, eroticism, sexuality, dangerous attraction, nazi, s&m, guilt, concentration camp, bdsm, sex, sexual abuse, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1940s, 70s, year 1957 ...
Place: vienna, italy, berlin germany, tokyo, hungary ...
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Playing for Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When Jewish songstress Fania Fénelon is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task – using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas ...
Style: dark, disturbing
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, auschwitz, prison, jewish, nazi, war, nazism, wartime life, judaism, women ...
Place: germany, paris france
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Hunters (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City discover that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters set out on a bloody quest to bring ...
Style: funny, inspirational
Plot: nazi hunter, concentration camp, world war two, murder, nazi, war criminal, fake identity, revenge, male protagonist, tv show, holocaust, mafia ...
Time: 70s, post world war two, year 1977
Place: new york
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Memoir of War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: June 1944, France is still under the German Occupation. The writer Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife, Marguerite, writer and resistant, was torn by the anguish of not having her news and her ...
Style: melancholic, factual, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, gestapo, nazism, concentration camp, wartime life, nazi occupation, sea, beach, end of war, police officer, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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